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The Twilight Zone Movie Is Still Happening, (Probably) Won’t Involve Pig People


You remember that The Twilight Zone movie Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Appian Way production company is making? No? Well, it’s a thing that’s happening. Not much progress has been made in the five years since it was put into development; the only major recent announcement is that director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) ditched the project for the Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel.

Until a few days ago, that is, when out of nowhere came evidence that, holy crap, this Twilight Zone movie might actually still be happening, you guys! The evidence in question is a vague plot description; according to Vulture, the film will be about “a test pilot who winds up breaking the speed of light; when he puts down his craft, he discovers that he’s landed a bit late for supper — 96 years late.”

Tweedle-deedle-tweedle-deedle…

Time travel and space travel in one film—sounds pretty cool. Forgive me if this comes off as a bit dense, but I don’t get how this is a Twilight Zone movie, necessarily—it just sounds like a particularly intriguing sci-fi thriller to me. Given the recent resurgence of horror anthologies (V/H/S, The ABC’s of Death, etc.), I’d more expect a Twilight Zone movie to take that format. Then again, that was already done with 1983′s Twilight Zone: The Movie, so maybe Appian Way wants to step it up a notch.

Whatever. As long as it’s good, I don’t care. Still keeping my fingers crossed for an airline-passenger-William-Shatner cameo, though.

(via: /Film)

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  • http://twitter.com/elwang Pete Pfau

    Doesn’t even sound like time travel, just basic relativity in action.

  • http://twitter.com/XandraDust Alexis the Unicorn

    Hmm… Doesn’t seem to have that Twilight zone kick you’d expect. But this is just a vague plot. Then again, they might just be latching Twilight Zone onto the movie to give it an extra box office attraction.

  • Anonymous

    Shouldn’t he have arrived in the past, though?
    “There was a young woman from Wight
    Who traveled much faster than light.
    She departed one day
    In a relative way
    And arrived on the previous night.”

  • TKS

    “A man who loves to read survives a nuclear explosion in a bank vault.”
    “The sun stops shining on a town the same day as a local hanging.”
    “A man who has recently received psychological care thinks he sees a monster on the wing of an airplane.”

    None of these plots sound “Twilight Zoney,” but that’s what makes the Twilight Zone the Twilight Zone. It takes a simple prompt and turns into a profound statement.

  • Anonymous

    Not happy. They’ve tried it before, it didn’t work….why try it again?